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acceptable and you won't hear such strong words from let's say berlin or paris or london man in cairo on al-jazeera. warnings from iran's president of the us. revolutionary guard a terrorist organization. we're watching. also ahead. and. run for cover in. gunfire outside a military complex. votes in an election that's a close race between the four time prime minister and. pro-democracy leader hong kong emerged. from court being convicted over the protests which infuriated
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china's leaders. hello iran's president. threats after the u.s. decision to label its elite revolutionary guard a terrorist organization. called unprecedented move a mistake has warned that his country could develop more advanced nuclear technology if washington continues to apply pressure. today we inaugurated twenty six centrifuges and if you come to new york in the near future you will see centrifuges if your intention was reducing iran's military through these sanctions since last. do yourself know that we produce missiles and weapons that are far from your talks more reaction from iran's capital sort labor
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first jordan reports from washington on the u.s. decision. iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps i r g c one hundred twenty five thousand troops strong is joining sixty seven others on the u.s. is a foreign terrorist organization list the secretary of state says the i.r.g.c. is a fundamental threat to u.s. national security the masquerade as a legitimate military organization but none of us should be fooled. it regularly violates the laws of armed conflict it plans organize and executes terror campaigns all around the world the i.r.g.c. is already a specially designated global terrorist organization but this is the first time the us has put a government agency on its foreign terrorist organization list the top administration says the i.r.g.c. actively destabilizes other middle eastern countries from supporting the syrian
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government in its civil war to helping hezbollah undermine lebanon's government to sending advisors guns and money to who the fighters in yemen the question for the trumpet ministration why do this now we're taking an entirely new approach to this of significant sort of sustained maximum economic pressure to deny the i.r.g.c. and the iranian regime of the revenue that it needs to conduct its foreign policy the trumpet ministration says there are other reasons to put the i.r.g.c. on the list it plots attacks on opponents and other countries it uses money from both state run and private businesses to fund its operations and give safe haven to al qaeda operatives a former u.s. official says targeting the i.r.g.c. is understandable but could backfire on the trumpet ministration iran is is not doing well. and there is significant unrest within the country you know but the
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ayatollah and his government can make a credible claim that that this hardship is the fault of the united states and the early reaction from town it's now declaring the u.s. military in the middle east a terrorist organization and the iranian foreign minister says donald trump is trying to throw tuesday's parliamentary elections in israel quote another misguided election eve gift to netanyahu another dangerous u.s. misadventure in the region u.s. officials say it's important to hold onto a key. for its human rights abuses at home and its disruptive behavior abroad but it's not clear that other countries are going to join in with the u.s. as it steps up its efforts to isolate iran. jordan al-jazeera the state department . is the political analyst ron he says the trumpet ministration is being influenced by iranian dissidents living abroad. maybe reality should have said it
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was a mistake but in others it is and is because the elucidation is you not just based on wind wars are people of india not this and most of the un dissidents while longer beat every part of it from the country don't have it it was the problem what is going on in this country and what keep them want them with. and they are just selling to give you we can administer ration efficient while even did anything here so don't just give wars of war just giving everyone is just a even against ration that could lead to war and why didn't anyone in the distaste look inside i'm going to be your friend for that or even follow that said that is something that he will not tolerate and stand for that so it was we might go to war be there to all the teams and even consider leaving out of days if he were to
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so darn well there has been more gunfire in the capital khartoum security forces have been trying to break up a mass sit in that's been going on for four days outside the army headquarters soldier a step sent to protect the crowds and exchanged gunfire with security forces for more than two hours victoria getting the reports that give them get them a leg safe the now protesters shelter in a military headquarters in the capital khartoum soldiers opened the gates after witnessing this. the. city's security forces are firing on protesters. in another part of the capital protesters carry the body of a man wrapped in a sudanese flag he was reportedly killed by the security forces. overnight thousands of sudanese once again gathered outside the army's headquarters in khartoum calling on president obama al bashir. to resign and want the military's
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help in forming a transitional government. during the last four days of demonstrations security forces have fired shots in the air and tear gas to demonstrate is in an attempt to disperse them. some sudanese soldiers have shielded protesters from harm others have handed out water. all the young children. of the sudanese from different religious backgrounds have joined for months of protests to demand change in scenes reminiscent of the arab spring demonstrations eight years ago in sudan's neighbor egypt the government some fools to state of emergency since february after their crackdown failed to stop the largest outcry during alba she's thirty year. he's asked the ruling national congress party to help restore stability. the government says change can come through the ballot
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box but protesters on the streets insist they want change now victoria gates and their. voters in israel are casting ballots in elections that will determine if benjamin netanyahu will remain in office for a fifth for his just casts his ballots in jerusalem along with his wife his main challenger benny gantz voted earlier urging the country to embrace a new dawn opinion polls but blue and white alliance just ahead of netanyahu is look who party however the prime minister appears to have the best chance of forming another governing coalition so if we take a look at the numbers there are one hundred twenty seats in the israeli parliament or the knesset as it's known and to make it in a party needs to win at least three point twenty five through it a quarter percent of the total votes that's about four seats sixty one seats are needed to form a government. no party has ever achieved an outright majority so the battle for
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power really begins after the election that's when the president will choose the candidate that he thinks has the best chance of forming a coalition they'll then have forty two days to do that if they can't the leader with the second best chance gets twenty eight days to try and failing that it can even go to a third candidate and if no one's able to cobble together a coalition then new elections will have to be called within ninety days so netanyahu will look to right wing parties to build a similar governing coalition to the one he has now but benny gantz says the time is right for a new path. that i'm happy to place myself at the service of the state of israel in the citizens of israel i'm happy to stand for the good of the citizens on and we call for a respectful and quiet day from all sides live to seventy dekker joining us from occupied east jerusalem even though gans is portraying himself as an alternative to netanyahu it's been described by many as an election of the rights versus the right
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stephanie. absolutely and that's the narrative certainly where we are as well these are the voters that are very much in that spectrum but there is no consensus when you also them about the prime minister benjamin netanyahu these elections are really seen as a litmus test for his his premiership now ten years at the helm of this country some will tell you that he is the only man to be able to lead israel also particularly one gentleman telling us now that he was the one to be able to deal with the external relations of this country others saying that it's simply been too long some say that the corruption charges hang or hanging over him he is of course facing potential indictment on three cases of corruption is an issue that this is something to strain their vote others say it doesn't make a difference all of these politicians are corrupt he's only the one in the limelight so no clear message even from here which is rare much a right wing narrative of those who are voting i think there's a concern here is you're saying about the politics moving further to the right what
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is the next government going to look like even if gets gets majority when it comes to his blue and white party the poll suggests that it is prime minister netanyahu who will be best placed to form a coalition government including very right wing parties and this is the concern that a lot of people will tell you centrist left wing that the narrative of politics in this country moving further and further to the right in particular that the left and even this is being used actively in this campaign there we discover people is a dirty word for palestinian israelis who are eligible to vote in this election and who won't be boycotting it what do they think will actually change for. really stickley speaking not much they don't think they have the power to change what has been a policy they say of racial discrimination not just when it comes to the narrative of politicians but also when it comes to legislation particularly a controversial nation state law that was passed last year that deeds they say feel
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them a second class citizens so there is an expectation of boycott among palestinian israelis make up a fifth of the population of israel at the moment we're going to have to wait and see what numbers come out the initial numbers that we're getting about the population in general is thirteen percent turnout as of ten o'clock this morning that's just three hours off to the polls open of course the polls will end at ten pm where then expecting the count to start they'll be early polls and then we will perhaps get a sense of what the next government could look like but as you mentioned there in your graphics it's a lot of political it's a lot of back and forth it will be a lot of negotiations between small parties and numbers so whoever wins we that have to wait and see how it actually translates into the politics into the government and the more supposed important of course the policies that will be affecting this region ok stephanie decker thank you. check on the weather is coming up next an airstrike damages the only operational airport in tripoli to more pleas
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for the fighting in libya to stop. hello there we've got lots of showers across the southeastern parts of asia at the moment what a few of them over parts of borneo java and across cymotrichous as well but even further north we'll see the clouds build at times there is the risk of seeing little to showers over parts of thailand that area just nudging a little bit further eastwards there towards vietnam as we head into thursday further south of the showers will continue to rumble away. a few showers over the philippines as well but australia the majority of the wet weather here is in the north you can see the showers here that we've had recently we've also got a very distinctive swell just off the coast of west africa this is all cycling this is wallace but it's moving away from land so just bringing
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a few showers there around the coast nothing worse than that for the southeast is pretty windy here at the moment and that's where it's coolest as well for melbourne getting to around fifteen no higher than that as we head into wednesday and then for thursday the temperatures might just struggle a little bit higher but still a good deal of cloud around times over towards new zealand and here we're looking at some rain that's pushing its way across the south island that will we heavy at times the north island should be falling here it will be warm as well but twenty degrees expect at all to go downhill though as we head into this day. in the midst of a high tech revolution with. its. challenges a digital entrepreneur to devise an easy to struggling. find
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a way to bring the two worlds together. harvest. now we're going to top stories on al-jazeera iran's president has threatened to develop more advanced nuclear technology after the u.s. decision to label its revolutionary guard a terrorist organization has done rouhani says it's a mistake and it will unite the iranian people israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has cast his ballot in an election that will decide if he remains in power netanyahu is seeking a fifth term in office his main challenger benny gantz voted earlier urging the
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country to embrace a new dawn. in a number of antigovernment protesters were injured in confrontations with president obama before they've been trying to break up a mass sit in a against all modern in front of army headquarters that's been continuing for four days. in hong kong nine pro-democracy campaigners have been found guilty for their part in mass protests in twenty fourteen they were charged separately under a colonial era laws of conspiring causing and instigating public nuisance three of them are facing seven years in prison the twenty fourteen umbrella movements are hundreds of thousands of people protest main roads in the central business district were blocked for two months amid calls for open elections for the city's leader sarah clarke more details about the verdicts. who were associated with the occupy movement back in twenty four to have been found guilty of one of the charges at
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least one of the charges for their role in these protests the most high profile of the three found. guilty of one charge conspiracy to commit public nuisance yet to hear the sentence. for the prosecution as. group. creating the street would shut down parts of central hong kong up around. seventy nine days of back in twenty fourteen through twenty fifteen it's certainly not good news for the pro-democracy movement we've had a number of other student leaders who associated with the demonstrations have already served jail time including joshua one night in law and alex child we've also had a number of pro-democracy lawmakers would be disqualified for their association with the. tougher penalties imposed on activists and this will certainly inside will trigger accusations that this is yet another step by beijing encroaching on hong kong's simular thomas status and certainly restricting hong kong civil
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liberties and freedom of expression forces loyal to libyan warlords khalifa haftar have carried out another airstrike this time targeting the disused airport on the southern outskirts of tripoli another strike hit the operational airport in another part of the capital on monday fighting continues between have to have soldiers on the u.n. by governments forces the spike in appeal to stop by the u.n. secretary general here is our libya correspondent. who's trying explain libya's main airport. east of the city attacked by warplanes on the orders of the warlord have to. libya's port on the southern edge of the capital tripoli is also under attack forces allied to the u.s. and the government have to repeal have to. we can't accept military rule in libya that's why we've come to tripoli to defend the
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city. here in the cities disused airport forces loyal to the you backed government say that the are in full control and have to those forces have pulled back but as the clashes are still ongoing fear is rising that civil other neighborhoods will be affected the u.n. is repeating calls for a truce it says thousands of civilians have. the area i think the first message we need to pass united is the full implementation of the my italian troops to allow the civilians and the wounded to be evacuated from. the city and to avoid any further military action and any further military escalation and their return to the political negotiations and the political track airstrikes were launched by both the us and back to government and have to his forces at the weekend the u.s. has joined demands from other g seven countries for hafter to hold his own. but
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analysts doubt the u.s. demand this statement from the secretary of state after. trying to see the chemical we call a hot drink and. action behind this statement with you will drew all of us who was already know cation us also from tripoli to go elsewhere this does not look like an administration that is committed to the protection of surrenders government . libya has been divided between two competing governments for the past five years the administration in tripoli is bad by the united nations the other in the eastern city of tobruk by have to end them in miami usually a rare the one of the libyan army's task is to protect libyan constitution which guarantees and protects the nation's institutions and its citizens the libyan army is moving towards tripoli with one goal which is to free it from the armed militias
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. have to his forces say they are fighting terrorists to groups in the capital but their offensive is also about money and the whole controls libya's central bank and its oil companies based in the capital. more now on one of our top stories we've been telling you about the situation in sudan let's be discarded ahmed yousef the secretary general of the sudanese congress party that's part of the opposition he's speaking to us from london thanks for talking to us on al jazeera so just up until a few hours ago we were hearing that security forces have been trying to break up that mass protest that mass sitting going and going on right in front of the army headquarters what are you hearing from people on the ground about the situation right now the protester has been attacked by the security forces but. officers from the army protect the protesters. there was shooting. in front of the. military
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water but after that things calmed down a little bit this morning now that i use that i should think here and. on the cover of fortune but people now are gathering in front of the army quater determining that to continue their sit in fill their demand being made and as for the army what it does next could be key so what do you think the army's moves are going to be actually we asked the army as a position elias to engage with us in negotiation for power to transform mission to a transitional government we are waiting for the army leaders leadership to respond to this initiative because we do believe this is the only way out from. the likely scenario use that's we want our country to avoid and are you
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confident that the army is on your side and what are you hoping to achieve with that request asking the army for direct talks on a government transition plan. actually more more more more of the army oversight now there are news off officers even joining the protesters. they called the protester that they are backing their demand they are going to protect them what their position on the leadership of the army the leadership of the army if the. delayed response to that the month of the people who live there is falls to the. the call of the opposition they are in the end getting the unity of god itself and this will lead the country for us so i think they have no
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other option but to just fall positively to the demands of the people all right we thank you donna you say for joining us from london. and speaking of london the british prime minister to resign may will meet the leaders of germany and france later trying to prevent the u.k. from crushing out of the e.u. later this week her huddles with angela merkel and a man who in my column come on the eve of another tension pact summit in brussels where e.u. leaders will decide on whether to extend the departure date until june the thirtieth prime minister may hopes that will give her time to convince politicians in london to back her withdrawal deal bernard smith has the latest from westminster . talks are continuing between the conservative government of the labor opposition to try and find some way the two sides can agree on a way forward with the braggs it is but the opposition leader jeremy corbyn has not
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been particularly forthcoming more confident about how those talks are progressing the problem is that the government doesn't seem to be moving off the original red lines i've put the case forward for the customs union with the european union for market access and particularly for protection of rights for consumers environment and those that work and those have to be dynamic and guaranteed in the future so far we haven't have those undertakings but on tuesday to resume a meets the german chancellor and the french president and other european leaders on wednesday and she needs to give them some sort of reason why they should grant the united kingdom an extension to bragg's it and to resume is hoping to be able to say look i'm going getting forward with these talks with the labor party we hope we can come to some sort of agreement although the indications so far from the labor party as we've heard are that those talks are not going that well but to resume
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a needs to give something to those european leaders so they can give her the extension that she wants brazil's president says he's working with the u.s. government to so dissent in van as well as army joe your boss donald trump of the white house last month they were among the first to throw their support behind venezuelan opposition leader why though and his efforts to oust president nicolas maduro by those called for the military's backing but the top brass remains loyal to my door. one hundred million indians are eligible to vote from thursday in an election that won't end until the twenty third of may prime minister. a second term in office but faces strong opposition from the whole gandy of the opposition congress party so hell raman looks at the big issues at stake. for decades india had only no coalition governments. but in twenty four. the
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populace leader of the party or the b j p swept a victory with an absolute majority his government promised to ease poverty improve the economy and rid india of corruption. but he's been seen by many as favoring the hindu majority population and that's led to political tensions and violence although it is the second largest exporter of be for the world council federated by had these vigilante attacks against people who eat beef have left many dead are the source of conflict is are you it's a religious site played by both hindus and muslims it has been fought over for decades india supreme court has to be the un human rights chief is what do you delhi its actions are being monitored in asar the b j p is that by dorothy's many lives prove the indian or face deportation to bangladesh the government has. a government development but other was communism no major conflict right
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but. that's what they have been doing for years. fear in their minority community of the economy the government was criticized after it took high value five hundred pounds of repeat banknotes out of circulation in twenty sixty it had a devastating effect it grew areas which rely on cash not plastic even in towns and cities there were long queues at banks. has created is very clear that it has. it has ruined the. informal sector and it has also ruined the rural business in a big way and the my being laborers were in the cities they had to go back they lost the judge their jobs so there's a lot of risk there in the economy. begin to get national congress party and its allies that form the united progressive alliance are trying to claw back power it's
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led by forty eight year old role gandy who's promising to bring india the prosperity and development it wants regional allies and smaller state based parties can make or break a government the banditry is the leader of the all india trinamool congress in west bengal and mayawati leads back to johnson march party in her pradesh there standing on independent platforms but may well become kingmakers in any coalition government there is a possibility that smaller parties. water and or border sides. as the common sense board at the moment that none of them would get. what they would need for making a government in that case you may have made it is not a party that's going make this. in recent weeks national security has been at the forefront of the political debates in february and i tackled paramilitary forces and paul walker it didn't administered kashmir killed forty it did troops the pakistan based rebel group claimed responsibility it dia's military attack to its
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bases in pakistan administered. a response that brought the to do clear our neighbors close to another all out conflict all added to political divisions in the run up to india's seventeenth general election so hill robert al-jazeera new delhi . hello again the headlines on al-jazeera iran's president has threatened to develop . more advanced nuclear technology after the u.s. decision to label its revolutionary guard a terrorist organization. says it's a mistake and it will unite the iranian people but all of them. to do no good twenty six centrifuges and if you continue your oppression in the near future you will see centrifuges if you intention was reducing iran's military through these sanctions since last until now you yourself know that we produce
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messiahs and veterans that are flawed from your talks israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has cast ballots in an election that will decide if he remains in power he's seeking a fifth term in office his main challenger voted earlier urging the country to embrace a new dawn in sudan a number of antigovernment protesters were injured in confrontations with president bashir security forces they've been trying to break up a mass sit in against president bashir in front of army headquarters that's been continuing for four days forces loyal to libyan warlords a half that have carried out another airstrike in the capital tripoli targeting the this use the airport on the city's southern outskirts fighting continues between hostile soldiers and the u.n. backed government on monday striking airport in another part of the capital at least three people have been killed during a suicide attack in western syria it happened at an army position in hama province
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state television says all the attackers involved or killed. in hong kong pro-democracy campaigners are facing seven years in prison nine leading campaigners have been found guilty for their role in the umbrella protests which paralyzed the city center five years ago they demanded more freedoms from chinese government rule the russian theater and fellow. been released on bail after living under house arrest for two years the forty nine year old is accused of embezzling about two million dollars of public money from a theater project he says. the charges are politically motivated those are the latest headlines on a life harvest is coming up next. the difference. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter where
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